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Student Engagement

SPH Student Senate
Get involved in student government, plan social activities, network with various departments, work with faculty, demonstrate leadership skills, and develop creative solutions to new challenges. Visit the Student Senate website

SPH Mentor Program
Join the school’s Mentor Program, the largest of its kind. After matching you with a public health professional who has similar interests as you, we’ll support you throughout the year with events and newsletters. Learn more about the Mentor Program

The SPHere newsletter
The official means of communication to SPH students, faculty and staff, this enewsletter will arrive in your inbox once a week during the school year and monthly during the summer.

Student SPHere Lounge
The SPHere is the lounge for graduate School of Public Health students only. It is located on the first floor of the Mayo Memorial Building, room A150. To access it, students need to scan their ID by the main entrance of the lounge. Learn more

Career Services
SPH Career Services is here to help students and alumni embark on meaningful careers. With the increasing demand for qualified public health professionals, the school aims to provide a variety of fellowship, internship and job opportunities to students.

Career Survey
There are several reasons to complete our career survey before commencement:

  • Students appreciate having data on employment trends, career tracks, and salary ranges.
  • Employment statistics enable us to report on alumni employment for accreditation.
  • Employment data improves our career services program and helps us meet the needs of our students and alumni.

Community-University Engagement Tool Kit

In 2009, focus groups were conducted with students in School of Public Health nutrition, maternal and child health, and community health education departments. Students were asked to talk about their field experiences and describe what community-university engagement meant to them.

Upon completion of focus groups, interviews were conducted with SPH faculty and community partners. These interviewees discussed their experiences collaborating with the school, in addition to the barriers and rewards in engaging in such activities.

The uncovered themes of these focus group and interviews helped determine the direction of the objectives, resources and overall content featured in the Community-University Engagement Tool Kit.
View and/or download the tool kit

Stay Connected After Graduation

Alumni Society
Join the SPH Alumni Society to keep in touch with the school and broader public health community with ongoing events and volunteer opportunities.

Student News

Aug. 2014 Course Highlight: Focus on Food Systems

About the program The 2014 Focus on Food Systems program explores the interconnections of food, animal feed, fiber and fuel in the economics, culture, policy and health of our…

Fall 2014 Course Highlight: Cellular and Molecular Exercise Physiology

KIN 5720: Special Topics in Kinesiology – Cellular and Molecular Exercise Physiology, is a 3-credit course offered by the School of Kinesiology that meets Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:40–5:55 p.m….

Equivalency Exams for Public Health Core Courses

Equivalency exams have been scheduled for the public health core courses. Students must contact the exam instructor if they wish to take the exam or if they have questions….

Humanitarian Crisis Simulation, Sept. 5–7

Learn and practice humanitarian skills in this realistic and hands-on exercise designed for prospective humanitarian workers. Students are exposed to basics of rapid assessment and best practices in humanitarian…

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